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    Whoa. 1024 feet in loss and gain today.  This is much like Training Hill, but not as steep and not as long. I don’t usually wear headphones while on the trail, but I made an exception for a podcast.  I popped one bud in my right ear and headed down this trail I have been wanting to do for awhile.  The podcast is one from TrailRunnerNation.com and it was featured these two Western States 100 miles runners back form the 80’s. It was neat to hear them recount simple things like how vacant the aid stations were in comparison to the ‘convenience store’ they are now.  What they used for…

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    lock em up!

    API endpoint, my ass. Whatever. I will figure out that shit later. As I was digging through my settings and files I found 3 posts that were password protected. I opened them up and said, ‘fuck it, no need to worry about THOSE being seen my anyone’ and I took the password off of them. They had an option that said, “STICK THIS TO THE FRONT PAGE” I actually started laughing because, as much as I could give a flying fuckity fuck what those white trash assholes think, I certainly do not want it posted on the front page of my site. It still makes me giggle a little. Went…

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    the view from my run

    the view from my run, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. I decided to go trail running on Friday. Lester gave me the news about the school shooting and it just felt like someone kicked me in the stomach. Facebook was filled with shock, sadness and promises of prayers and outpouring of support. I turned off my computer and grabbed my gear. I came back several hours later to a completely different feeling on Facebook and on the news. It was filled with how we need better gun laws, gun control, melt down all guns, hatred for those of us that have guns and don’t think they are right. SOMETHING…

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    block…

    DSC_8753, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. Got an email from a reader asking if I really blocked someone for putting an Gnome on my facebook wall. He had blocked someone for putting a picture of the “hey Vern’ guy and after some thought decided it was a bit harsh and unblocked him. He suggested I rethink my blocking of the gnome folks as they thought they were just being funny. I told him I hadn’t actually blocked anyone YET for the offenses, but my cousin was damn near the edge. I’m a fan of blocking. I have rules I need to follow when it comes to blocking and guidelines…

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    The ongoing debate!

          Well, it’s not an ongoing debate with me, because I have known all along that those damn things were face eating creatures. They are like something out of a Dr. Who episode when those cubes tried to take over the world. People had them in their houses and low and behold they were aliens just waiting for the right moment to attack. These creepy ass Elf on a Shelf are just like the cubes. They will at some point, sneak in your room while you’re probably still snickering about the funny little predicament you put him in and then eat your face like a hungry zombie! I’m not a…

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    WHO KNEW!?

    BAM! like that!, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. Went out running with Birdie and Victoria through Rocklin’s street of holiday lights and the first mile or so was my normal speed…then I decided to pick it up a notch to run at Birdie’s pace and holy shit balls! I didn’t know I could run an 8:45 mile! Here I was struggling for a 13 minute mile and I had a fucking 8:45 in me all along! I’m going to make Birdie come out with me to teach me speed work and show me how fast and how long I can hold that speed. Eeee! so excited!

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    Tree up!

    Our first tree, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. Now we just need the outside lights and to wrap the presents! I love our first tree. He does too. It’s been a good year!

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    Most Fantastic!

    Reindeer Run 2012, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. This Team run was started as Victoria’s graduation run because it was near her home. It quickly turned into a team run where we had fun dressing up and being goofy…thanks to Birdie. She can turn any run into a fun run. Lester, Birdie and Bonnie all placed in their age group. I thought for sure that Shea would place again, but she was surrounded by a bunch of teenagers at this race and she stopped a few times to take pictures (yes, she is my daughter) Alyx and Victoria’s Ma stayed back and took pictures and cheered us on! Bonnie…